Martha Beck 1962 – present
Is an American best selling author, life coach and professional speaker, she is a regular contributor to Oprah Winfrey’s magazine “O”. Martha found recognition and national attention after writing her best selling “Leaving the Saints” in which she recounts her experience of surviving sexual abuse.
Khalil Gibran 1883 – 1931
A Lebanese-American writer and poet writing in both English and Arabic. He is considered in the Arabic world as a political rebel. He is most famed for his work “The Prophet” an inspirational tale of fiction, but within it pages contained a series of philosophical essays that gained Gibran a following. A surge in sales in the 1960’s sees him as the 3rd best selling poet of all time.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749 – 1832
Was a German writer, scientist, botanist and statesman. He was a prolific writer and artist producing over 13,000 different works ranging from poetry to novels to paintings and drawings. He was already a celebrated literary by the age of 25. Considered one of Germany’s greatest Literary artists.
Is an Indian professional speaker, author and activist. He is a passionate advocator against the Indian caste-based system founding the charity Country First Foundation. A self help author mostly known in India for his works on obtaining success.
Lyndon B Johnson 1908 – 1973
American politician serving as the 36th president of the United States America, succeeding John F Kennedy after his assassination. He started life as a school teacher before politics took over as his main career. Johnson is remembered fondly for the many laws and policies affecting civil rights, wilderness protection and social security.
Carly Fiorina 1954 – present
Carly is an American business women and political figure, she became the first woman to run a Top 20 company, as ranked by Forbes magazine, as chief executive officer for Hewlett-Packard.
Dalai Lama 1935 – present
The 14th Dalai Lama, born as Tenzin Gyatso is the current spiritual leader of Tibet. Tenzin was born in the small village of Taktser in Tibet, selected from a young age as being the possible reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama.
He was 15 years old when he partly took over the political duties of Tibet. During the 1950’s China progressively and violently claimed Tibet as a state of the Chinese and denounced the Dalai Lama as a spiritual leader and all who followed him. The uprising that came and the cultural cleansing preformed by the communist Chinese is one of recent history’s most tragic stories. China was swift and brutal, burning all cultural as religious artefacts, destroying temples and performing horrific acts upon monks and nuns, while the civilised world just watched. The Dalia Lama fled with his life along with a few number of government officials to India in 1959.
Dharamshala has now become residence to the refugees of Tibet and his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. It is also the capital for the central Tibetan administration (Tibet’s government in exile) from hear the Dalai Lama gives talks and meets and greets thousands upon thousands of tourists and well wishers who have travelled vast distances just to glimpse this truly enlightened man. A true loving example of peace